Food network

For the volleyball Warriors, an extended road trip would not be complete without a barbecue. Today, graduate assistant Jarrod Lofy’s parents are hosting a barbecue for the Warriors and their families in Long Beach.

The Warriors have some downtime today because the WNIT game will delay their practice in Pauley Pavilion until 7:30 tonight. Besides, two of the Fs — food and family — are part of the Warriors’ culture. After each home match, there is a potluck; sometimes visiting teams are invited to participate. But that’s not unusual. It was sportscaster Jim Leahey who initially suggested that the visiting team’s seniors also be recognized on UH’s senior night, a tradition that remains in place.

The ohana spirit is widespread on the Manoa campus. The softball team’s post-game meals are legendary.

On those Sunday nights spent in video reviews and game-planning, Norm Chow will make sure his assistant coaches and staff are fed, catering dinners in the office. Chow also will use his own money to pay for lunch outings for his staff. Make that the three Fs — food, family and football.


  1. TOM March 29, 2015 8:35 am


  2. papajoe2 March 29, 2015 8:36 am

    Good morning!

  3. TOM March 29, 2015 8:44 am


    Not only did did he put out $$$ for the Coaches Choice matching contest, he has now contributed $$ for materials needed for Coach Wade’s beautification efforts on April 4 on the Lower Campus! A big Thank You to you.

    I hope the Bloggers will show up at Lower Campus on April 4, 8:00AM to help Coach Wade’s clean-up efforts.

    And don’t forget the Coaches Choice campaign!

  4. A-House March 29, 2015 9:52 am

    still very disappointed by the “leadership” of upper campus for “willfully” delaying the posting of the bb HC position to coincide with the naming of Matlin as the UHAD – now, they realize part of their woefully subpar leadership management skills by suddenly cutting short the application time by a week or more so applicants can be interviewed by Matlin while attending the Final Four

    how short-sighted of Bly-whatever – position could have been posted three or more weeks ago and not interfere with the new UHAD conducting interviews/selection of the new men’s bb HC.

    unfortunately, this makes upper campus look bad and it could have been avoided!

  5. NorthShoreFan March 29, 2015 10:04 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    Tom, yup…hope many Tsaikos will come to help out on Saturday.
    Mahalo to Boolakanaka too for the support…dang talk about putting up or…you da man!

    me seem to remember one interview with that Bly guy and he mentioned hiring a B-ball coach was not anything we needed to do right away. Now we see they trying to fast forward the hiring. I hope this is not an indication of his leadership.

  6. NorthShoreFan March 29, 2015 10:06 am


  7. tom March 29, 2015 10:35 am

    Trouble when you reach a certain age …

    I forgot – thank you DPK! You and Boolakanaka are super supporters and great fans of UH Athletics!

  8. steveM March 29, 2015 11:40 am

    Good morning everyone!

    “Football, food, friends, family and fun” sounds familiar…

  9. ALLAN March 29, 2015 1:03 pm


  10. 3-Prong March 29, 2015 1:18 pm


  11. 3-Prong March 29, 2015 1:19 pm

    Happy Palm Sunday Gang.

  12. bouncingball March 29, 2015 1:58 pm

    #9, I hope he is a controlling guy to put an end to the nonsense the past AD BJ was able to get away with. as for the comment about posting for bb coach being late – that’s total nonsense – UH is going to get MANY qualified applications – lot of them far superior in resume and experience than Benji Taylor. I’ll be totally shocked if Taylor ends up being the head coach when there are so many better choices out there.

  13. bouncingball March 29, 2015 2:02 pm

    As for Chow using his own money for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (as was proudly announced by the writer in the past) – SO WHAT! Chow has taken millions off the coffers of UH athletics and no amount of free food is going to make that up.

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid March 29, 2015 2:14 pm

    Happy Palm Sunday indeed!

    Thanks for the shout Tom, but that was all Boola for the vball project. I was merely a go between… sorta like everybody’s favorite Tsaiko/Judge! 😉 Mahalo plenty for all you do, judge!


  15. A-House March 29, 2015 3:20 pm

    is it me or has this blog fallen on “hard times” with the small number of posts now!

    in its “heyday”, even if it’s spring break, there would be a lot of chatter amongst certain Tsaikos about what they anticipate for spring training that the number would be well over 100 each and every day

    even the “lurkers” and many “old timers” have given way to certain negativism and decided NOT to post any comments – what drove them away???

    perhaps a “contest” will revive the numbers?

  16. st. anthony trojan March 29, 2015 3:28 pm

    MAYBE LOOK AT ATTENDANCE FIGURES for the sports venues….. N BOTH GO ‘

    coaches…AD… gib… very many negatives.. n if control the trolls…then will go down cuz no one to rile them up ….give u more time 2 work there he he he

  17. Akamai Okole March 29, 2015 4:19 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    5 F’s Fo’eva!


  18. Akamai Okole March 29, 2015 4:21 pm


    Erryboddy stay on KaoHon (need lillo bit translation)…and dey talkin’ about YOU! nahnahnah 😉

  19. st. anthony trojan March 29, 2015 4:24 pm

    maybe kaon…that one…now 2 early yet here for a eat…only 11 am…

  20. SteveM March 29, 2015 4:26 pm

    RE: #15
    A-House — I think it has something to do with the 5 F’s of the blog: Football, Food, Friends, Family, and Fun.
    We’ve been sadly lacking in the FUN in recent years.

    …and we’ve had no Karaoke Calls or Blog Parties. I have not succeeded in getting ST on a local blog cruise yet to meet the Tsai-kos on Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai…a super interisland Cattle Call with karaoke every night. 🙂

  21. oneseason March 29, 2015 5:54 pm

    I like that ST has expanded the scope of the blog beyond football. There are so many huge positives in UH Athletics that make following UH sports fun. The scale of an excellent football game at Aloha Stadium is hard to match, but the Stan Sheriff Center (and Rainbow Stadium) are fantastic venues and all 4 teams in the SSC have excelled this year. I renewed my football season tickets because I believe UH will (sometime soon) be competitive in the MWC.

  22. cappie the dog March 29, 2015 8:33 pm

    NJIT is still alive in the CIT. They play at Northern Arizona in one of the semifinals.

    The people in charge down at the lower campus made the right call.

    Down goes Louisville.

    Down goes Pitino.

  23. Tiki808 March 29, 2015 10:15 pm

    Gonzaga is in.

  24. Tiki808 March 29, 2015 10:29 pm

    They lost.

  25. Tiki808 March 29, 2015 11:33 pm

    UH is good this year. Crucial is their backups. Rotation and playing smart for men’s vb team. Brooke!

  26. Ballpicker March 29, 2015 11:40 pm

    Excuse if I didn’t see the entry but did the BOR

  27. Ballpicker March 29, 2015 11:46 pm

    Move the AD confirmation hearing up into early April so as to coincide with the BB coaches hiring and other important issues. Just wondering. Haven’t read the whole blog but don’t remember seeing any one post that information.

  28. Ballpicker March 29, 2015 11:53 pm

    The blog lives on StevenM

  29. Ballpicker March 29, 2015 11:58 pm

    Everything A-OK DPK.
    Come visit down at Aulani.

  30. Tiki808 March 30, 2015 12:28 am

    Good morning. What is the highest jump for UH men’s vb? 48 ” 50″ 55 “

  31. cappie the dog March 30, 2015 6:27 am

    The baseball team is depressing me so much, I may actually attend my first men’s volleyball match ever.

    It’s getting to the point that I’m surprised whenever they score a run.

    Great starting pitching, though.

    I think Jarrett Arakawa should be used as a middle reliever.

  32. boolakanaka March 30, 2015 7:19 am

    I would be surprised if it was anything past the low 40 inches….for instance, I think the NBA record of recent was 46 inches, by DJ Stephens of the University of Memphis. I have never heard of a 50+ vertical leap.

    I know some cats jump on 6 foot boxes as a method of training, but that is not a technical vertical leap..i.e. a straight jump from a stationary position with no knees bent.

  33. pollypicador March 30, 2015 7:31 am

    Lee C and Ann are okay.

  34. beans March 30, 2015 7:44 am

    No knees bent? How can?

  35. Stephen Tsai March 30, 2015 7:57 am

    Actually, Chow buys full-on meals for his staff.

  36. Stephen Tsai March 30, 2015 7:58 am

    New post:

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